The Carbon Company - announced today that its US-Los Angeles based subsidiary HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. has been awarded a contract extension to supply Flap Track Fairings to Boeing for the 767 Program through April 2008. HITCO will produce two ship sets per month.
“This extension validates HITCO’s tradition of excellence as a recognized ‘Gold Supplier,’ and manufacturer of this component for the last 25 years” observed Edward G. Carson, Chief Operating Officer. “With our enhanced manufacturing capabilities due to extensive plant modernization and automation featuring our new investments in automated tape lay-up and automated fiber placement equipment, we are dedicated to becoming a Fully Automated Best-in-Class Tier II Supplier as well as a leader in complex hand lay-up manufacturing. We are committed through lean manufacturing to supply on-time the highest quality Flap Track Fairings that will allow us to continue supplying 767 Flap Track Fairings well beyond 2008.”
HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. was founded in 1922, manufactures advanced composite materials primarily for aerospace and defense applications and is part of SGL Groups Business Unit Carbon Fibers and Composites (CFC). HITCO received The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company Supplier of the Year award for its program excellence in support of the 767 Flap Track Fairings in 1999. HITCO continues to be an innovative leader in the advancement of carbon composite technologies and strategically focus within the SGL Group on new projects for aerospace/aircraft and defense applications.